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  • Abraaj gears up for IPO for next year -CEO

    Abraaj gears up for IPO for next year -CEO

    Following its recent acquisition of fund manager Aureos Capital, Abraaj Capital is gearing up for an IPO as early as next year, group chief Arif Naqvi announces. Will this revive the IPO activity in the region?

    March 28, 2012 4:20
  • Should you go for gold?

    Should you go for gold?

    Demand for gold has increased tenfold in the last decade while the dollar continues to drop as it floods the market. Will this mean a return to the Gold Standard?

    March 27, 2012 4:25
  • Buying time: A closer look at Mubadala’s latest Brazilian investment

    Buying time: A closer look at Mubadala’s latest Brazilian investment

    Mubadala's investment can be allocated at will by Batista. And the $46 billion fund has deep pockets that may be tapped again if additional financial support is necessary.

    March 27, 2012 1:39
 
  • A Taxing Affair: UAE Mulls Uniform Corporate Tax Rate

    A Taxing Affair: UAE Mulls Uniform Corporate Tax Rate

    The United Arab Emirates is looking at introducing a uniform corporate tax rate across its seven states as it wants to reduce its dependence on oil revenue, the IMF said on Monday, but a government official said there would be no new taxes for at least two years.

    March 27, 2012 1:26
  • Saudi Electric may go for long Sukuk tranche

    Saudi Electric may go for long Sukuk tranche

    Massive demand for Saudi Electric Co's (SEC) first international sukuk issue may prompt the company to include a rare long-dated tranche -- and could encourage issues by other utility companies in the Gulf.

    March 26, 2012 4:28
  • Shell scrambles to pay $1B for Iran oil

    Shell scrambles to pay $1B for Iran oil

    Royal Dutch Shell is struggling to pay off $1 billion that it owes Iran for crude oil because European Union and US financial sanctions now make it almost impossible to process payments, industry sources said.

    March 26, 2012 4:17
 
  • Abu Dhabi: Raising Capital

    Abu Dhabi: Raising Capital

    With the Yas Mall, Deerfields Town Square, The Lourve Museum in the news these past few days, Kipp can't help but feel we are back in 2010.

    March 26, 2012 3:44
  • Dubai tries hard to boost business

    Dubai tries hard to boost business

    Between temporary licenses, pension funds and mandatory insurance and credit rating schemes, Dubai is pulling all the stops to look better in the business world.

    March 26, 2012 2:45
  • Cash under the mattress: a new chapter for regional banks

    Cash under the mattress: a new chapter for regional banks

    Everyone’s got a theory about where best to keep money. And even though banks used to be the go-to alternative, its future remains uncertain. That is, if they don’t change.

    March 25, 2012 3:55
 
  • Investors hope UAE Q1 earnings justify stock rally

    Investors hope UAE Q1 earnings justify stock rally

    As the first quarter of the year draws to a close, investors are looking ahead to the announcement of corporate earnings for the period. In the United Arab Emirates, they are seeking justification for the sharp rally in local stocks over recent weeks.

    March 24, 2012 4:06
 
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